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Series of Technical Deep Dive (TDD): Smart Cities TDD

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Laying the Infrastructure for Competitiveness, Innovation and Engagement

November 14 - 18, 2016
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Urbanization is occurring at an unprecedented pace and it is forecasted that two thirds of the world’s population will be living in urban areas by 2050. Demand for services in urban areas is therefore increasing rapidly, and the capacity of local governments to manage this demand is the key challenge. A Smart City Approach is one solution that requires smart and sustainable strategies in urban planning, managing, and governing so that cities can improve the life of all social classes.

The World Bank’s Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC), in collaboration with the Government of Japan and World Bank Smart City Knowledge Silo Breakers (KSB) will organize a five-day Technical Deep Dive (TDD) on Smart Cites from November 14 – 18, 2016. Practitioners and experts on Smart Cities from around 10 countries are expected to join for this TDD.

TDDs are an innovative approach to knowledge exchange composed of workshops, site visits, peer-peer knowledge sharing and action planning, and aims to foster operational development of World Bank funded projects in specific topics. This TDD strives to reach a deep understanding of what composes a smart city and what it takes to build one. The special emphasis at this TDD is given to innovation, citizen engagement, and economic benefit generation and competitiveness.

 

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